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thingsmatter is a design studio committed to engaging with architecture as both critical discipline and fine art; as an instrument for cultural enlightenment beyond economic gain.

Early work in Bangkok includes temporary interventions in commercial spaces, which criticize aspects of consumer culture, while celebrating the material extravagance and diverse audiences that only shopping malls can provide. Recent work extends the working method, tactility, and human scale of thingsmatter’s event architecture to more conventional buildings, including private residences that offer public statements on the nature of the built environment.

Savinee Buranasilapin and Tom Dannecker founded thingsmatter in 2001, after studying architecture at Princeton University. In Bangkok, they have taught, lectured, and conducted workshops at Chulalongkorn, Silpakorn, Kasetsart, Rangsit, and Bangkok Universities. Overseas, they've lectured about their work at Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia, and several international conferences.

We look forward to working with you.

"Live to Work", Dwell's profile of thingsmatter and aTypical Shophouse.
thingsmatter in Dwell magazine
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Bangkok 10110
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Factories and quaint houses jostle for dominance of a verdant landscape. This house borrows its exterior pallet from its industrial neighbors: monolithic massing, long parallel roofs, and irregular fenestration. Its roof structure gently alludes to the bridges that dominate the skyline, connecting this district to central Bangkok where the owners work.

The interior is less aggressive, with muted grey walls and white casework offset by wood floors. Thirty-one identical windows are placed to frame specific views in relation to function.